Is being a lawyer tedious?

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Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby ThundercatsRinnocent » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:53 pm

I need to decide on a career path. I've got a high GPA and I need to decide between a PhD and a J.D. I know with a PhD I'll be all but guaranteed a middle class existence at best unless I become a leading scholar in my field and publish a bunch of books on 20th century American Literature. However, I think the workload of a professor is a whole lot easier and something that suits my personality.

I'm laid back and I can't be working too hard. I'm way too young for that.
I don't want to work 90 hours a week and have all that pressure on me, that's stupid.

With law, you get your J.D. in only 3 years as opposed to 6 for the PhD and if you graduate high enough at a T14 you'll get a really nice paying job more than likely. The thing is that I've seen some of the people on this forum and I cannot imagine having to work with these nerds.


So can you give me a little bit of career advice? I'm not even interested in law, I just think it'd be easier to use my URM status, high GPA and whatever LSAT I get to get into a top law school than it would be to get into a top PhD program in English Lit.

Another concern is that I need to impress the girl I like. I told her all about my aspirations and I've convinced her that I'm going to be a big shot. What should I tell her?
And I really LOVE sports car like the Dodge Viper and want to buy something along those lines but I need a job that can pay well enough so I can do that. Other than that I'm not a big spender.

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby whymeohgodno » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:55 pm

High paying job as a lawyer almost always is biglaw which means insane hours.

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby ThundercatsRinnocent » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:55 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:High paying job as a lawyer almost always is biglaw which means insane hours.



Yeah I know.... And like I said.... I can't be doing that..... Too young.... Too good-looking.... Don't wanna get wrinkles :|

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby ahduth » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:56 pm

ThundercatsRinnocent wrote:Yeah I know.... And like I said.... I can't be doing that..... Too young.... Too good-looking.... Don't wanna get wrinkles :|


Are the trolls getting better or worse. I can't tell anymore.

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby nsideirish » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:57 pm

lol

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:00 am

Seriously? No, don't go to law school. It is a lot of work, jobs aren't guaranteed, and the money isn't that great all things considered. I'll give you that jobs aren't great for literature Ph.D.'s either but at least it should be free. Finally, in regards to you lady friend, if you can't get it in now, going to law school probably won't help that much.

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby ThundercatsRinnocent » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:01 am

ahduth wrote:
ThundercatsRinnocent wrote:Yeah I know.... And like I said.... I can't be doing that..... Too young.... Too good-looking.... Don't wanna get wrinkles :|


Are the trolls getting better or worse. I can't tell anymore.


Not trolling.... Being dead serious.... I've come too far in life to spend my adulthood working insane hours.... I need to be at home playing video games, watching movies and spending time with my girl (assuming she'll date me after I tell her that I'm not really interested in law school)

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby ThundercatsRinnocent » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:10 am

AreJay711 wrote:Seriously? No, don't go to law school. It is a lot of work, jobs aren't guaranteed, and the money isn't that great all things considered. I'll give you that jobs aren't great for literature Ph.D.'s either but at least it should be free. Finally, in regards to you lady friend, if you can't get it in now, going to law school probably won't help that much.


Yeah man, I gots to get mine

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby Pleasye » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:14 am

:roll:

IBTL

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby thecilent » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:16 am

ahduth wrote:
ThundercatsRinnocent wrote:Yeah I know.... And like I said.... I can't be doing that..... Too young.... Too good-looking.... Don't wanna get wrinkles :|


Are the trolls getting better or worse. I can't tell anymore.


Worse. :roll:

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby thecilent » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:17 am

thecilent wrote:
ahduth wrote:
ThundercatsRinnocent wrote:Yeah I know.... And like I said.... I can't be doing that..... Too young.... Too good-looking.... Don't wanna get wrinkles :|


Are the trolls getting better or worse. I can't tell anymore.


Worse. :roll:


So maybe better. :?

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby Stanford4Me » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:35 am

Ugh.

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby ThundercatsRinnocent » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:37 am

Stanford4Me wrote:Ugh.


What's that all about?

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:43 am

lol.. interesting troll-like formation

obv prob a troll, but take the LSAT to see if you have a shot at T14 before considering it an option..: high GPA even with URM status will have limited utility if you can't hit a minimum LSAT (not going to speculate on what that minimum would be).. Also I wouldn't count on being toward the top of your class unless your LSAT is over 75th%tile for given school (and even then obv it's not a guarantee of being high in the class).. To make big bucks you will be working hard.. Good luck and keep on trolling.. um Trucking!

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby dailygrind » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:44 am

i hear the long hours at the office really fuck up your swagger, OP. might be something to consider.

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby bdubs » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:44 am

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby ahduth » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:44 am

ThundercatsRinnocent wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:Ugh.


What's that all about?


He's thinking if you're this bad of a troll, you'll be an even worse lawyer. Lawyers are like trolls with fancy credentials. You're going to need to step up your game here.

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby Stanford4Me » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:45 am

Get a JD and go into politics. A JD is required to go into politics. Politicians are pimps. Do it.

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby Stanford4Me » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:46 am

ahduth wrote:
ThundercatsRinnocent wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:Ugh.


What's that all about?


He's thinking if you're this bad of a troll, you'll be an even worse lawyer. Lawyers are like trolls with fancy credentials. You're going to need to step up your game here.

+1

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby ThundercatsRinnocent » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:50 am

bdubs wrote:
ThundercatsRinnocent wrote:However, I think the workload of a professor is a whole lot easier and something that suits my personality.

I'm laid back and I can't be working too hard. I'm way too young for that.
I don't want to work 90 hours a week and have all that pressure on me, that's stupid.



You are pretty much guaranteed to end up teaching at a shitty school and not getting tenure with that attitude.

The successful professors and PhD students I know (in a different field) all work their asses off.


I don't believe you. All I got to do is get into a great PhD program and Ima do my thing. No clerkships, no briefs, no getting dominated by the partners. Ima control my destiny, homie.

Also.... I am a hard worker if I put my mind to it, even though I like to keep things on cruise control 8)

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby ThundercatsRinnocent » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:53 am

Stanford4Me wrote:Get a JD and go into politics. A JD is required to go into politics. Politicians are pimps. Do it.


Politics are awfully uninteresting. They need to take those CSPAN channels off of TV... someone could die of boredom! :cry:

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Re: Is being a lawyer tedious?

Postby PinkCow » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:38 am

ThundercatsRinnocent wrote:I need to decide on a career path. I've got a high GPA and I need to decide between a PhD and a J.D. I know with a PhD I'll be all but guaranteed a middle class existence at best unless I become a leading scholar in my field and publish a bunch of books on 20th century American Literature. However, I think the workload of a professor is a whole lot easier and something that suits my personality.

I'm laid back and I can't be working too hard. I'm way too young for that.
I don't want to work 90 hours a week and have all that pressure on me, that's stupid.

With law, you get your J.D. in only 3 years as opposed to 6 for the PhD and if you graduate high enough at a T14 you'll get a really nice paying job more than likely. The thing is that I've seen some of the people on this forum and I cannot imagine having to work with these nerds.


So can you give me a little bit of career advice? I'm not even interested in law, I just think it'd be easier to use my URM status, high GPA and whatever LSAT I get to get into a top law school than it would be to get into a top PhD program in English Lit.

Another concern is that I need to impress the girl I like. I told her all about my aspirations and I've convinced her that I'm going to be a big shot. What should I tell her?
And I really LOVE sports car like the Dodge Viper and want to buy something along those lines but I need a job that can pay well enough so I can do that. Other than that I'm not a big spender.




Just buy some Extense. It's way cheaper and you should see results quicker than 3+ years from now. If that doesn't get her motor running, you might want to bark up a different tree.




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